A low-cost way to give an apartment a new look and feel is hanging art on the walls. You don’t have to break the bank to have one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The Panoramic Properties blog has compiled some easy DIY and online suggestions to help you find the unique pieces of décor that will make your Welland apartment truly feel like home.
Crafting & DIY
Give a thrift store painting a new look by stencilling letters onto the image. Keep an eye out for paint by number vintage painting; you’ll also need letter stickers and spray paint. Next, pick a favourite quote or song lyric to add to the image. Check the full instructions for this DIY project featured on the blog A Beautiful mess.
Don’t ditch your old ratty t-shirt. If it still has a cool logo or image intact, you can stretch the shirt over a simple box frame. Head to Instructables.com for their easy take on this cool project: how to frame a t-shirt on the cheap.
Create simple garlands with twine, coloured paper and yarn. Garland isn’t just reserved for Christmas celebrations. It’s also a fun way to celebrate spring and summer and you can customize pieces as the seasons change.
Not feeling crafty? You can still have custom pieces made just for you. Here are some suggestions for unique and affordable wall art that you can purchase online.
The online service Poster Jack uses canvas to transform digital pictures into canvas prints for your walls. Feel good about supporting this Canadian company that also uses Canadian manufactured canvas. If you’d rather skip the canvas prints, Poster Jack also offers custom and paint-friendly wall stickers.
Historic prints make for beautiful wall art that’s bound to start a discussion with your guests. Zazzle.ca has a number of posters and canvas prints featuring beautiful shots of Welland that would complement any apartment. Our favourites include a shot of a 1920’s train loaded with massive timbers bound for Welland, as well as a beautiful sketch of the historic Welland Courthouse.
Instagram makes us all feel like professional photographers with cool effects and filters. All too often these images get stuck on a smartphone and never leave the digital realm. Why not enlarge your favourite shots for a great vignette on the walls of your apartment in Welland. Geeksugar covers a number of affordable options in their article, 12 Ways to Print Instagram Photos. There’s an especially neat service that lets users create an image of the day calendar. The glossy tear-away sheets are perfect to put on the fridge or even create a wall installation.
We’d love to hear from you about your DIY ideas for wall art. Keep us posted on how your projects turn out. Do you have any suggestions for ways to purchase cost-effective custom prints and canvases?
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